Morning Discussion

Over the past week, John Walker of Rock, Paper, Shotgun has been brilliantly dissecting a daft Fox News report heavily implying that Bulletstorm would cause actual, real-world rapes, corrupt the young and all that jazz.

Digging around, Walker discovered that one of the 'experts' quoted was a victim of selective quoting, while another who had offered some fascinating thoughts on ratings and regulation wasn't used in the story at all.

As for the source of the rape claims, Dr Carole Lieberman, she initially couldn't offer the sources of her beliefs, not having them on hand because "When the Columbine murders took place, there were national polls where people voted on what they believed caused the two young men to kill. Media violence ranked high on the list, so I, obviously mistakenly, assumed that people still knew about the studies showing this connection--and believed them to have proven the link." When she did round her sources up, Walker dutifully examined them to pull apart her argument.

It's top-notch work. Such tabloid claims about video games are rarely handled so well by the video games media. Do read.

From The Chatty
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    February 15, 2011 5:02 AM

    Good morning, fine Shackers! Big plans for today?

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      February 15, 2011 5:04 AM

      mail out some subpoenas, learn about lawful treatment of combatants, discuss the failure of Rawls' approach to account for talents in his purportedly utopian system of justice, then get drunk and go to sleep

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      February 15, 2011 5:05 AM

      Goal #1: obtain a large coffee

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      February 15, 2011 5:05 AM

      Don't miss first post

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      February 15, 2011 5:07 AM

      maybe I'll beat CODBLOPS today.

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      February 15, 2011 5:08 AM

      Suffering through the work day, then MvC3

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      February 15, 2011 5:08 AM

      Going to get some work in today. Wouldn't midn finding a new job as well.

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      February 15, 2011 5:08 AM

      Sit at work and not work, go home, workout, work on some graphics for my freelance job, play Dead Space.

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      February 15, 2011 5:09 AM

      Working out and looking for work.

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      February 15, 2011 5:09 AM

      Picked up some acetate sheets to stick to my monitor so I can draw over it.

      Going to play some MNC and do some animation, and hopefully my girlfriend will cook me something nice tonight to make up for her total valentines failure last night

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      February 15, 2011 5:10 AM

      Im going to not die today. Those are my plans. Everything else is details, baby.

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      February 15, 2011 5:10 AM

      Try to be the best person I can! Positive attitude today! :D

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      February 15, 2011 5:12 AM

      Survive.

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      February 15, 2011 5:13 AM

      I'm feeling blue today.

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        February 15, 2011 5:15 AM

        DOBBLE DEE DOBBLE DAA...

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        February 15, 2011 8:11 AM

        That's a good thing. I hear if you were green, you would die.

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      February 15, 2011 5:15 AM

      Yeah, I mean, Valentines... oh shit that was yesterday?

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      February 15, 2011 5:15 AM

      I am wearing my lucky blue tie and I plan on nailing my presentation

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      February 15, 2011 5:16 AM

      new computer and assbro in the post due today! :D

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      February 15, 2011 5:16 AM

      Going to apply for jobs that I don't really want. GRIM.

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        February 15, 2011 5:18 AM

        been there. i didnt get any of them! ended up getting a job i wanted on a longshot! stick in there!

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          February 15, 2011 1:50 PM

          Thanks, you vicious killer! There is actually a job that I want, but I'm waiting for another guy to leave. He's supposed to be joining the military or something.

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      February 15, 2011 5:17 AM

      RIFT. BETA. SEVEN.

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      February 15, 2011 5:17 AM

      Flying to Edmonton today, it was 70 here yesterday, not ready for the smack of cold weather.

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      February 15, 2011 5:19 AM

      watching Jeopardy tonight!!!

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      February 15, 2011 5:24 AM

      League of Legends after work. I'm stomping ass with Sivir now <3

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      February 15, 2011 5:25 AM

      MvC 3! :D

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      February 15, 2011 5:25 AM

      buy quality chocolate at a discount!!!!

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        February 15, 2011 5:26 AM

        oh shit this is a good idea

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        February 15, 2011 5:31 AM

        :( can't do that in Korea til March 14th. sucks.

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      February 15, 2011 5:32 AM

      For the first day in a few weeks I'm going to try and actually get something done at work. I'm off to a bad start, though, already shacking.

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      February 15, 2011 5:40 AM

      I'll be in first round talks all morning wish me luck shackeroo's!

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      February 15, 2011 5:41 AM

      i have to drive to New Jersey this afternoon with some colleagues. =-/

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        February 15, 2011 6:03 AM

        Have fun its 27F and windy as buttcity

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      February 15, 2011 5:54 AM

      going to get aroma massage tomorrow. one of my favorite these days.

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      February 15, 2011 5:59 AM

      To post in this thread! There, my day just opened right up.

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      February 15, 2011 6:02 AM

      I am going to get up and o to the gym, thanks motivational shack buddy

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      February 15, 2011 6:10 AM

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      February 15, 2011 6:23 AM

      Got my 500 random wins in SC2 and now I never have to play that Four Gate species they call "Protoss" again. Also, awake at the crack ass of dawn to browse the shack from a uni lab.

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      February 15, 2011 6:41 AM

      Well just got laid off so instead of looking for a job I'm going to drink, smoke, and play video games. Is that wrong? Well, I don't care.

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        February 15, 2011 6:48 AM

        Correct solution, carry on.

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          February 15, 2011 8:14 AM

          Agreed. Unwind and enjoy it for a little bit, while you can.

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      February 15, 2011 7:33 AM

      Class canceled. Homework, time with daughter, then taking wife to dinner tonight (gone all but an hour yesterday so Valentines day is today)

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